Introduction to the Problems of Legal Theory: A Translation by Hans Kelsen

By Hans Kelsen

One of many best felony philosophers of this century, Kelsen released this brief treatise in 1934, while the neo-Kantian impression on his paintings used to be at its zenith. An previous, "constructivist" section were displaced by means of his attempt to supply whatever approximating a neo-Kantian beginning for his conception. If this moment section represents the natural thought of legislation in its such a lot attribute shape, then the current treatise could be its vital textual content. And of Kelsen's many statements of the natural concept, this one is definitely the main obtainable. subject matters lined comprise the criminal norm and Kelsen's normativity thesis, legislation and morality, the position of ideology, the concept that of the felony individual, felony interpretation, the identification of legislation and nation, and the speculation of overseas legislation. one of the appendices is an annotated bibliography of secondary literature on Kelsen.

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Punishment, Compensation, and Law: A Theory of by Mark R. Reiff

By Mark R. Reiff

Targeting the enforceability of criminal rights, but additionally addressing the enforceability of ethical rights and social conventions, Mark Reiff explains how we use punishment and repayment to make restraints operative on the earth. Describing many of the capability in which restraints will be enforced, he explains how the sufficiency of enforcement could be measured. He additionally develops a brand new, unified idea of deterrence, retribution, and repayment that exhibits how a variety of facets of enforceability relate to each other. Reiff then applies his thought of enforceability to light up various real-world challenge events.

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Discovering the Natural Laws: The Experimental Basis of by Milton A. Rothman

By Milton A. Rothman

Accessible, mind-stretching creation to theories, experiments underlying classical legislation of movement and gravitation, conservation of strength, electrodynamics, relativity, different very important thoughts. additionally dialogue of antigravity, time go back and forth, different technological know-how fiction principles in mild of legislation of physics. New epilogue.

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From the bottom up : selected essays by Kent Greenawalt

By Kent Greenawalt

Containing essays released in a number of journals, this ebook covers a number subject matters, particularly political philosophy, felony philosophy, criteria of criminal interpretation, brilliant criminal methods to legal legislation, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion.

summary: Containing essays released in numerous journals, this publication covers quite a number subject matters, particularly political philosophy, felony philosophy, criteria of felony interpretation, good felony techniques to legal legislations, freedom of speech, and freedom of faith

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Natural Law in Jurisprudence and Politics by Mark C. Murphy

By Mark C. Murphy

Typical legislations is a perennial even though poorly represented and understood factor in political philosophy and the philosophy of legislations. Mark C. Murphy argues that the important thesis of traditional legislation jurisprudence--that legislation is sponsored via decisive purposes for compliance--sets the schedule for typical legislation political philosophy, which demonstrates how legislation earnings its binding strength when it comes to the typical strong of the political neighborhood. Murphy's paintings levels over the principal questions of ordinary legislations jurisprudence and political philosophy, together with the formula and safeguard of the average legislations jurisprudential thesis, the character of the typical solid, the relationship among the advertising of the typical stable and requirement of obedience to legislations, and the justification of punishment.

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The Political Writings of Samuel Pufendorf by Samuel Pufendorf, Craig L. Carr, Michael J. Seidler

By Samuel Pufendorf, Craig L. Carr, Michael J. Seidler

This paintings offers the fundamental arguments and primary subject matters of the political and ethical considered the seventeenth-century thinker, Samuel Pufendorf--one of the main generally learn average legal professionals of the pre-Kantian period. choices from the texts of Pufendorf's significant works, components of common Jurisprudence and The legislations of Nature and of countries, were introduced jointly to make Pufendorf's ethical and political proposal extra available. the decisions integrated have bought a brand new English translation, the 1st for either works in approximately sixty years. The editor, a political scientist, and the translator, a thinker, have constructed a quantity that's complete and consultant of Pufendorf's concept with no being repetitive, fragmented, or vague.

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Our Lives Before the Law by Judith A. Baer

By Judith A. Baer

According to Judith Baer, feminist criminal scholarship at the present time doesn't successfully tackle the tough realities of women's lives. Feminists have marginalized themselves, she argues, through taking flight from mainstream highbrow discourse. In Our Lives prior to the Law, Baer hence offers the framework for a brand new feminist jurisprudence--one that may go back feminism to relevance by means of connecting it in clean and inventive methods with liberalism.

Baer begins from the conventional feminist premise that the criminal approach has a male bias and needs to do extra to assist girls wrestle violence and triumph over political, financial, and social dangers. She argues, even if, that feminist scholarship has over-corrected for this bias. through emphasizing the ways that the approach fails girls, feminists have overpassed the way it can be utilized to advertise women's pursuits and feature made it effortless for traditional students to disregard valid feminist issues. particularly, feminists have wrongly associated the real flaws of traditional felony concept to its foundation in liberalism, arguing that liberalism focuses too seriously on person freedom and never adequate on person accountability. in truth, Baer contends, liberalism rests on a presumption of private accountability and will be used as a robust highbrow origin for containing males and male associations extra chargeable for their activities.

The conventional feminist strategy, Baer writes, has resulted in unending debates approximately such summary issues as personality variations among women and men, and has did not deal sufficiently with concrete issues of the criminal procedure. She hence constructs a brand new feminist interpretation of 3 important elements of traditional theory--equality, rights, and responsibility--through research of such urgent criminal matters as constitutional interpretation, reproductive selection, and fetal safeguard. Baer concludes through providing the description of what she calls "feminist post-liberalism": an method of jurisprudence that not just values person freedoms but additionally acknowledges our accountability for addressing participants' wishes, notwithstanding assorted these might be for males and women.

Powerfully and passionately written, Our Lives earlier than the Law may have a massive impression at the destiny process feminist criminal scholarship.

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How to Make Opportunity Equal: Race and Contributive Justice by Paul Gomberg

By Paul Gomberg

This serious exam of racial equality takes a brand new method of breaking down racial limitations through offering a procedure of equivalent chance via shared hard work and contributive justice.

  • Focuses on how race and sophistication necessarily constitution enormously unequal lifestyles clients
  • Shows how human society should be equipped in a fashion that doesn't socialize teenagers for lives of regimen labour
  • Looks in the direction of contribution, now not distribution, for you to advertise racial equality
  • Argues that by way of sharing regimen and intricate exertions, social relationships will be reworked, taking away pageant for restricted possibilities to advance and give a contribution abilities

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